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Malaysian Police Seize 70 Suitcases of Cash and 280 Luxury Bags in Probe of Former Prime Minister

(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) — Malaysian police on Friday confiscated 284 designer handbags and 72 suitcases containing cash, jewelry and other valuables …

Economic Development

Photo Of Secretive French Spy Plane Supporting Campaign Against ISIS Slips Out Online

France typically gives out few official details and photos regarding the operations of its two C-160G Gabriel signals intelligence aircraft.<p>CJTF-OIR<p>A …

Military

Former Israeli sniper says soldiers crossed a 'red line' in Gaza that he 'thought we were never going to cross'

A former Israeli soldier says Israel's troops crossed a "red line" by firing on unarmed protesters in Gaza with sniper rifles.<p>"We see IDF snipers shooting at unarmed Palestinians when they are 300m away from the fence," Nadav Weiman, who was with an Israeli sniper unit a decade ago, told Sky …

Israel

Russian air defenses were beaten badly by Israeli forces in Syria on video — here are its excuses

Moscow offered two explanations on Monday as to why its Russian-made Pantsir S-1 missile defense system embarrassingly took a direct hit during an Israeli airstrike last week.<p>"One is that it had already used up its ammunition reserve," Aytech Bizhev, the former deputy commander-in-chief of the …

Middle East

Meryl Streep to star in Steven Soderbergh's Panama Papers thriller

The Oscar winner is set to take on the lead in The Laundromat, a fact-based film alongside Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas<p>Meryl Streep will take the lead in The Laundromat, a Steven Soderbergh-directed thriller about the Panama Papers.<p>According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner will …

Panama Papers

Russia bank helps Venezuela defy US cryptocurrency sanctions

next<p>prev<p>Investors looking to buy Venezuela's new cryptocurrency may want to head to a little-known Moscow bank whose biggest shareholders are President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government and two state-controlled Russian companies under U.S. sanctions.<p>Evrofinance Mosnarbank has emerged as the …

Venezuela

Russia's Renova gets credit line from Promsvyazbank | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg’s Renova Group received a credit line from Promsvyazbank last week to support the business after it was hit by U.S. sanctions, Russia’s finance ministry said on Monday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Renova Group Chairman Viktor Vekselberg attends a session …

Russia

Erdogan's 'crazy' canal alarms villagers and environmentalists

SAZLIBOSNA, Turkey (Reuters) - When residents of Sazlibosna, a village near Istanbul, tried to attend a public meeting about the Turkish government's plan to dig a 400 metre-wide canal through their farmlands, they were stopped by police.<p>The 45 km (28 mile) Kanal Istanbul will link the seas north …

Environmentalism

How Argentina went from selling 100-year bonds to an IMF rescue in a matter of months

In financial markets, memories can be short. Last year, Argentina sold 100-year bonds, joining a select club of countries with the confidence to borrow for such an extended period. Yes, the same Argentina that has defaulted on its debt eight times in the past 200 years, including the largest …

Central Banks

Fracking mogul Jim Ratcliffe becomes UK’s richest person

Petrochemical firm Ineos founder knocks Hinduja brothers from top spot in Sunday Times Rich List<p>Fracking and chemicals billionaire Jim Ratcliffe increased his wealth by more than £15bn last year to take the crown as Britain’s richest person, with a £21bn fortune.<p>Ratcliffe, 65, has overtaken the …

Siblings

Rockefeller art collection breaks 22 world records at auction

The total came to $832m and included works by old masters including Monet, Matisse and Picasso<p>Twenty-two world records have been set at a Christie’s auction, including the $832m total for the priciest private collection of artworks and other treasures, owned by Peggy and David Rockefeller.<p>The late …

Fine Art

Trump’s decision to blow up the Iran deal is a massive attack on Europe

Few ideas are as holy in President Trump’s international liturgy as the concept of national sovereignty. His National Security Strategy speaks of a “beautiful vision—a world of strong, sovereign, and independent nations,” and the Trump himself is keen to repeat some form of “sovereignty” as often …

Sanctions

Boston Dynamics: New Horrifying Tricks From the SpotMini and Atlas

Now they can chase you down with ease.<p>If the Earth is conquered by robots sometime in the future then the world can look at Boston Dynamics as the …

Robotics

Bolton Warns Sanctions Possible for Doing Business With Iran

European countries and companies that continue to do business with Iran could face U.S. sanctions, National Security Adviser John Bolton said …

South Asia

Campaigners call for UK to act on rights as Turkish president arrives

Theresa May accused of ignoring ‘alarming oppression’ in order to win post-Brexit trade deal with Erdoğan<p>Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, began a three-day state visit to the UK on Sunday amid claims that Theresa May was disowning Britain’s respect for human rights in pursuit of a …

Human Rights

Watch These Pilots Wrangle Their B-52 Onto The Runway In This Awesome 360 Video

Virtually sit on the dash of a Stratofortress as it makes its final approach into al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.<p>video screencap<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler …

Aviation

China Launches Its First Domestically Made Aircraft Carrier

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier to begin sea trials on Sunday, reaching another milestone in the expansion of the country’s navy.<p>The aircraft carrier, as yet unnamed, left its berth at a shipyard in the northeastern port of Dalian after a blow of its …

Military

Why is Iran trying to sabotage Morocco?

While diplomats debate what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s revelations of a secret Iranian nuclear archives mean, 2,500 miles away …

Middle East

Iran ordered to pay £6,000,000,000 to 9/11 families

A judge has ordered Iran to pay out more than £6 billion to those related to the victims of 9/11.<p>Judge George B. Daniels made the announcement this …

Al-Qaeda

Pakistan's Habib Bank Kicked Out Of New York Over Terror Funding; Fined $225 Million

Money Talks: Deutsche Bank fined $630M in money laundering case

White House Throws Nikki Haley Under the Bus as New Russia Sanctions Are Put on Hold

On Sunday, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, announced that the Treasury Department would be rolling out tough new sanctions …

Latvian bank asks US to hold off money laundering sanctions

Latvian bank ABLV has rejected the U.S. government's findings that it "institutionalizes money laundering" and helps evade sanctions as "hyperbolic," …

105 to 0: Why Syria's air defenses failed to intercept a single incoming missile

WASHINGTON – Syria’s once well-regarded air defense system failed to defend against the U.S.-led strike on the country's chemical weapons facilities last week, highlighting how far the regime's military has declined, according to the Pentagon and military analysts.<p>The Syrians fired 40 interceptor …

Military

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Navigating the job search as a candidate can feel pretty opaque. From your perspective, it's difficult to identify which skills you should …

Project Management

The Pilot Who Saved That Southwest Flight Is A Badass

Tammie Jo Shults, reportedly one of the pilots responsible for landing the Southwest Airlines flight 1380 that experienced an engine explosion …

Southwest Airlines

A 'secret war' between Turkey and Greece just turned deadly after a long history of dogfights over the Aegean Sea

For decades, a secret air war has been waged over the skies of southeastern Europe between two NATO allies: Greece and Turkey.<p>Greek officials announced on Thursday that a Hellenic Air Force Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet crashed in the Aegean Sea, near the island of Skyros. The pilot, identified by the …

It Was A Company With A Lot Of Promise. Then A Chinese Customer Stole Its Technology

Massachusetts-based American Superconductor seemed to be riding high in early 2011, reaping strong sales and even praise from the White House for successfully cracking the Asian import markets.<p>Then, one day that April, employees were called to a meeting where they heard some very disturbing …

Intellectual Property

Russia has figured out how to jam U.S. drones in Syria, officials say

Four U.S. officials said Russia's signal scrambling has seriously affected military operations.<p>WASHINGTON — The Russian military has been jamming some U.S. military drones operating in the skies over Syria, seriously affecting American military operations, according to four U.S. officials.<p>The …

Military

The internet's worst-case scenario finally happened in real life: An entire country was taken offline, and no one knows why

LONDON — For years, countries have worried that a hostile foreign power might cut the undersea cables that supply the world with internet service.<p>Late last month, we got a taste of what that might be like. An entire country, Mauritania, was taken offline for two days because an undersea cable was …

Ivory Coast